Of course, some people may not think that you are the world's greatest photographer, but what do they know? They weren't there, you were. Everyone has his or her own idea of picture taking or video recording. To see things you normally wouldn't see in America will be breathtaking. You will thank yourself later if you had a camera or camcorder to capture the experience. By this being your first time in a new place you never know what may spark your interest. To have that as a memory your friends, family and yourself would appreciate you more. (Ex. Turkey does not have regular toilets in public places. There is a hole in the ground and you have to squat to do the Number 2. You can describe it all you want but until someone sees it they wont truly believe it).
The best thing to do is if you choose to use a camera, develop the film on a CD. This is good because you can email to all your friends and family while you are still abroad. Depending on where you are developing the film may or may not be expensive in camera shops such as Kodak. They can develop the CD and or pictures usually in an hour.
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